Our research in Leeds

We spent nearly £3 million last year in Leeds, enabling the smartest minds to work together on improving outcomes for cancer patients, not just in Yorkshire, but all over the world. Our researchers are working faster and smarter to beat cancer, sooner.

Lobbying for change

Cancer Research UK Ambassador and womb cancer survivor Jean Gallagher regularly lobbies her Bingley MP Phillip Davies on cancer issues, and recently also met with Ed Milliband in Westminster.

Kaposi’s Sarcoma

Prof Whitehouse

Cancer Research UK will fund vital new Leeds research into Kaposi’s Sarcoma. Prof Adrian Whitehouse’s team will investigate the cause – herpes virus - and develop antiviral therapies.

Cancer Research UK award for bowel research

Jenny Seligmann

Dr Jenny Seligmann will receive 3 years funding for bowel cancer clinical trials work, focussing on the treatment response of different patient groups.

Help us beat cancer sooner

We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money you give us.

Get in touch

Contact the team in Leeds.

Our strategy to beat cancer sooner

Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.

Last year in Leeds

we funded 4 PhD students and 9 New Investigators

we supported 10 clinical trials

we spent nearly £3 million on research